Test Pilot Perishes After Reports Of 'Aggressive' Maneuvering
ANN RealTime Update, 090713, 1121 ET: Another witness statement has added detail to what was occurring when the SD-1 MiniSport, being flown by Jay Lessley, departed controlled flight and went down, killing him. Tyler Ives told media reps that he watched the accident. "The first roll went well, but the second roll was faster, and at that point the pilot appeared to lose control of the airplane. We were all puzzled. Rolls are not something it was designed to do, and he was pushing the airplane faster than it should go. Not to take away from the fact that Jay was an excellent pilot.' Ives also noted that, "He knew the limitations of the airplane, but he may have felt comfortable enough wit
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A legend of aviation in the U.K. passed away. Wing Commander Ken Wallis, who was instrumental in the development of the autogyro, was 97 years old. Wallis allegedly cheated on his eye test in order to become a bomber pilot in WWII and was awarded the Bomber Command medal after waiting 71 years for the recognition. The newest version of WingX Pro7, Version 7.1, supports the recently TSO’d NavWorx ADS600-B transceiver making WingX Pro7 the first major mobile aviation app to support ADS-B Out transceivers. The FAA has mandated ADS-B Out
GAMA Welcomes The Move Taken By Transportation Ministers At APEC Meeting In Tokyo
At the conclusion of the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) forum in Tokyo Wednesday, Transport Ministers of the group's 21 member economies endorsed a set of core principles to facilitate business aviation operations.
FAA Awards $221 Million Extension To AFFS Contract
The FAA has extended Lockheed Martin's work providing flight planning and safety support to pilots under the Automated Flight Service Stations (AFSS) contract. The contract option period begins October 1 with a total value of $221 million over two years.
The United Master Executive Council (United MEC) of the Air Line Pilots Association today applauded United Airlines' announcement of the recall of all furloughed United pilots. In September 2008, United Airlines began laying off pilots, leading to a total of 1,437 pilots furloughed.
The UK Air Accidents Investigation Branch (AAIB) said in a special bulletin released Thursday that "to date, no evidence of a causal technical failure has been identified" from an accident August 23 involving an AS332 L2 Super Puma in which four people were fatally injured.
Controller Performance, Agency Costs Also Effected
A recently-report released by the DOT Inspector General's office says the nation’s air traffic controllers play an important role in maintaining the safety of the National Airspace System. However, in 2011, a series of highly publicized incidents occurred during which air traffic controllers either fell asleep on duty or became unresponsive. These events raised questions about the impact of the FAA's scheduling practices on controller performance.
Boeing workers in Seattle took another step toward delivering next-generation aerial refueling capability to the U.S. Air Force this week when they began assembling the second refueling boom for the KC-46A Tanker program.
Model Helicopter Struck The 19-Year-Old In The Head During A Flight
A New York teenager was fatally injured Thursday when the RC helicopter he was flying struck him, cutting off the top of his head. Roman Pirozek was pronounced dead at the scene by law enforcement officials.
"In accordance with these principles, business aviation can connect major Asia-Pacific centers of trade in an unprecedented, time-saving manner." Source: Statement by the Transportation Ministers of 21 economies participating in an Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) forum in Tokyo.
The Berlin Airlift Historical Foundation is dedicated to preserving the memory and legacy of the greatest humanitarian/aviation event in history, The Berlin Airlift. Founded in 1988, the Foundation has obtained and restored to flying condition, a Douglas C-54E transport aircraft, which helped support the C-54's which carried out this great mission.